Guided Shore Dives

You don't need to have a buddy, we will organised one for you.

Sydney offers world-class scuba diving unmatched in any large city. The shore diving is second to none and a majority of diving in Sydney is done from the shore. Abyss Scuba Diving has FREE Divemaster-guided shore dives every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These are free to come on and you only pay for any equipment hire and any air fills.

To ensure your safety we require those divers who have not dived in the past 12 months and who have done fewer than 20 dives to undertake a scuba review before joining one of our shore dives. We run refresher courses every month. So if you have not dived for a while, be safe and tune up your diving skills.

Please note:

  • These rates only apply to those who book and pay online but not to those who book online and then only pay when they come to the dive centre.
  • Rental equipment is to be collected at the dive centre at Ramsgate and we require proof of certification at the time of collection.
  • Divers are required to pick up and return their rental equipment to the dive shop. Divemasters will not take it to the site or return it to the dive centre for you.
  • Transport is not included for this dive. If you do not have your own transport then, because of social distancing the best option is an Uber to and from the site.
  • For all cancellations, there is a $25 administration fee. There is no refund once the equipment leaves the dive centre!

If none of the below dates meets your needs we also offer the following Private Dives:

Private Shore Dives

Guided Seadragon Dive

Private Seadragon Dives

COVID-19 Precautions

  • We have reduced class sizes so that we can safely maintain a 1.5m social distance during both shore dives and boat dives.
  • We will be running dives with a max number of 10 in a group and we have measured out all areas in the shop to allow for correct area per person
  • All divers must have their own transportation.
  • All divers now will need to provide their own lunch.
  • Please collect All customers coming into the shop must now come through the front door.
  • If you are hiring gear, we have a station outback during collection hours so that you do not even need to enter the shop to pick up gear hire. You are greeted with hand sanitiser.
  • All high touch surfaces and door handles in the store are sanitised regularly.
  • All masks, snorkels, and regulators are being sterilized after each use in accordance with DAN guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend all divers have their own mask, snorkel and gloves
  • For all courses that require any air sharing skills as part of the course, we have added an additional octopus regulator to eliminate any cross-infection risks.

Guided Shore Dives

  Dive Start Date  
Sutherland Point - Shore Dive Friday 29 May 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 29 May 2020 at 10:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site is in the Captain Cook National Park at Kurnell. Sutherland Point is a prime site for seeing Weedy Sea Dragon, and is an extremely interesting site which always shows up something new.

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Sea Dragon Dive Saturday 30 May 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 30 May 2020 at 09:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) Test your eye site as we head out to spot the ever elusive Weedy Sea dragon. The day will start at 9am with a presentation on Weedies in the classroom before heading out to see the real deal.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 30 May 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 30 May 2020 at 09:30

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish through to schools of Old Wives. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced diver, it is a great site for everyone.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 30 May 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 30 May 2020 at 10:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am, so make sure you are here early enough to collect your gear. Bare Island is arguably Sydney's most popular dive site and is suitable for all levels of divers. With a range of dive sites, it is set to impress no matter what the conditions. Don't forget to join us Sundays for Free Pizza and beer at 3:00 pm -5:00 pm and a social get together.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Sunday 31 May 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 31 May 2020 at 09:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am, so make sure you are here early enough to collect your gear. Bare Island is arguably Sydney's most popular dive site and is suitable for all levels of divers. With a range of dive sites, it is set to impress no matter what the conditions. Don't forget to join us Sundays for Free Pizza and beer at 3:00 pm -5:00 pm and a social get together.

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Leap to Steps - Shore Dive Sunday 31 May 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 31 May 2020 at 10:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This site is one of our favourites and is usually conducted as a drift dive with the incoming tide. Step off the rocks into the big blue and let your self be taken along the wall, looking for weedy seadragons, rays and Pj’s. Its always good to get to the site early to get set up and then park your car at the exit point. The second dive will be held at The Steps. Join us on our 3-5 social sunday with free beer and pizza at the shop

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Sidemount Excursion Sunday 31 May 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 31 May 2020 at 14:00

This is a side mount afternoon session. Meet at the site at 2pm for a long one and a half hour dive. We wlil decide the site on the day but maybe bass and flinders to the cave and back or fish soup etc.

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Night Dive Thursday 04 Jun 2020

  • Start Date: Thu 04 Jun 2020 at 18:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This dive will be done on the high tide at ship rock. Come and see the wall come alive under lights. Arrive at abyss scuba diving at 6pm to colect gear, There will be an instructor in the water with you, everyone is welcome

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 05 Jun 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 05 Jun 2020 at 10:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish through to schools of Old Wives. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced diver, it is a great site for everyone.

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Photo Group Saturday 06 Jun 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 06 Jun 2020 at 09:00

Due to Corona Restrictions, for your safety we have reduced number to 10 in a group and we will maintaining 1.5m. Social distance during shore dives. Sorry no soup for now, please pack your own light lunch. We will do minimum surface intervals to reduce the congregations at the site. All divers must have their own transportation (you are welcome to uber) This dive is designed for people with camera so it will be a go slow dive to allow you to get the perfect shot. The site will be decided on the day. Come for a diev with like monded photographers.

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